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Rheinradweg in NRW, © Tourismus NRW e.V., Dominik Ketz

Cycle Routes in North Rhine-West­phalia


Wel­come to Ger­many’s num­ber one cyc­ling state!

Wanderer an Ahr-Quelle in Blankenheim, © Dominik Ketz

Ahr cycle route

Act­ive travel between the Eifel and Rhine re­gions

The Ahr cycle route winds its way over 80 kilo­metres through one of the most beau­ti­ful vine­yard re­gions in the coun­try, and is a good des­tin­a­tion for a sporty day trip with a a re­lax­ing glass of wine to fin­ish the tour.

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River Eder Floodplains Cycle Path - grand tour, © Reiner Schild

River Eder Cycle Path

The en­tire length of the Eder from the source in the Rothaarge­birge

With no ma­jor as­cents, the River Eder Cycle Path is ideal for fam­il­ies and leis­ure cyc­lists.

Level of difficulty: easy

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Der Oelchenshammer, der zum LVR-Industriemuseum Kraftwerk Ermen & Engels gehört, ist die letzte wasserbetriebene Schmiede im Oberbergischen Land., © LVR Industriemuseum

In­dus­tri­al her­it­age in the Rhine­land with a bi­cycle

Cyc­ling route con­nects LVR (Rhine­land re­gion­al coun­cil) in­dus­tri­al mu­seums

On the cycle path of the in­dus­tri­al mu­seums, it is pos­sible to cre­ate pa­per, to de-scend in­to a tur­bine cel­lar and to face the entry ex­am­in­a­tion to be­come a train­ee in the iron and steel in­dustry.

Level of difficulty: easy

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Wupperinsel im Herbstlicht, © Lukas Zecher

Wa­ter Quin­tet Cycle Path

Five reser­voirs on one cycle route

Low-gradi­ent rail­way lines al­low cyc­lists to dis­cov­er Ber­gisches Land at a leis­urely pace. The Wa­ter Quin­tet Cycle Path re­wards cy-clists with beau­ti­ful views.

Level of difficulty: intermediate

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Blick auf eine Weide an der Ems, © Pixabay

River Ems Cycle Path

By bike from the source of the Ems to the North Sea

From source to es­tu­ary: the River Ems Cycle Path passes through idyll­ic land­scapes, cit­ies, castles and forests be­fore it reaches the sea.

Level of difficulty: easy

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family on tour at the Sauerland Cycle Circuit, © Sauerland-Tourismus e.V Foto Stromberg

Sauer­land Cycle Cir­cuit

Cyc­ling through Sauer­land on dis­used rail­way lines

Cyc­ling on dis­used rail­way lines through the “Land of 1000 Moun­tains”. A wealth of at­trac­tions await act­ive cyc­lists on this cir­cu­lar route.

Level of difficulty: intermediate

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Die Paderborner-Land-Route führt an prächtigen Schlössern vorbei, © Touristikzentrale Paderborner Land e.V.

Pader­borner Land Route Cycle Path

Heath­land, bird sanc­tu­ar­ies, mon­ast­ic cul­ture and a rail­way via­duct

The 250 kilo­metre Pader­borner-Land-Route (Pader­borner Land Route) cycle path takes in im­press­ive nat­ur­al land­scapes, ma­jor his­tor­ic sites and in­ter­est­ing cul­tur­al at­trac­tions, mainly on quiet roads.

Level of difficulty: intermediate

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Die Vennbahn, ein Bahntrassenradweg, führt auch übers Reichensteiner Viadukt, © vennbahn.eu

Ven­n­bahn Cycle Route

A jour­ney through three coun­tries on old rail­way lines

The rail­way line that once trans­por­ted coal and iron ore from Aachen to Lux­em­bourg now provides a mainly flat route for leis­urely cyc­ling.

Level of difficulty: easy

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Am Niederrhein bieten sich Promenaden zu gemütlichen Radtouren an, © Niederrhein Tourismus GmbH

Rhine Cycle Route

Go with the flow

A jour­ney through ro­mant­ic land­scapes and Rhine met­ro­pol­ises: the most ex­cit­ing stretch of the 1,320-kilo­metre Rhine Cycle Route runs through NRW.

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